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Annie's Paramount Steak and Seafood House
Based on 154 traveler reviews
Looks can Deceive
Oct 26, 2014 by: Cathy S from Taneytown, Maryland
At first glance Annie's looked like a bar. Just a bar, one I didn't want to go into. The neon signs in all of the windows facing the parking lot just did not appeal to me. I was hungry and I wanted real food, not premade frozen fried junk! Hubby asked me to at least go in and look, stipulating that if we didn't like the looks, or the menu then we would leave. We entered and walked up a ramp and things started to look better, much better. At the top of the ramp we could see a nice, bright dining room to our left, and to the right a sports bar. Lots of wood and televisions, and very busy! We were greeted right away and chose to sit on the bar side at one of the many tables. Heather, our server, was pleasant, and finding out it was our first time there explained a few options. However, we were a few minutes too late for the brunch buffet, which sounded delicious! Then she offered a special running for Resteraunt Week, and we took it. First course we each had salad. Mine was a generous crisp salad of various lettuce, walnuts, tomatoes, red onion, and dried cranberries. Hubby had the ceaser salad. Appetizer was grits with a roasted tomato light sauce and two jumbo shrimp. I ate it slow and loved every bite. I can't remember what hubby had as I was too wrapped up in grits at that point! Then onto entrees! My steak was perfection, and the roasted cauliflower with a creme sauce delited the taste buds. Since hubby and I ordered different dishes we shared, and his crab cakes were delicious! Not much filler, lump crab meat, and a delicate blend of spices made us sigh with pleasure. A first for us was the seaweed salad, and I am hooked! At this point I am full, and taking part of dinner home, but dessert had to be chosen. Hubby chose the pumpkin bread pudding, while I had the pumpkin custard broile. As stated I was full, but I had to try both, and was not dissappointed! Heather was a delightful server refreshing drinks, checking on us in a timely fashion without being intrusive, and she had boxes for us in a flash. The leftovers were enjoyed just as much as the first time..only at home I ate the dessert with an infant spoon just to make it last! Fresh food made right! Plus, we received, as part of the promotion, gift certificates to use for the brunch in 2015! With the cost of the meal we had eaten, add in two more meals with the certificates, our four meals cost us about $30 each. Well worth the money, and the hour and half drive we will to get back there!
Oct 21, 2014 by: Stanron from Virginia
Staff was professional and accommodating to our birthday party of 14. Everyone's meal was reported to be delish! Service was efficient and overall good experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Annie's and look forward to returning for another great dinner. Location is superb, overlooking the boats and water!
Oct 14, 2014 by: michael43 from Myrtle Beach, SC
I had not been to Annie's in a few years. Stopped for the crab cakes. Service was incredibly slow. Waitress apologized several times. A large group which came in after we placed our order finished eating before we got our food. Crab cakes came with two sides. The salad was good but the house made bleu cheese dressing was watery. Baked potato was nice and hot but too hard to enjoy. I would gave complained but we already had too much time invested. The crab cakes were excellent. Nice large lump crab, perfectly cooked. It took a long time to get the check and then it was the wrong one! For the price they charge, I likely will not return for a long time. The prices suggest a much higher level of service and food preparation.
Not Fresh at all!
Oct 04, 2014 by: AnnMarie321 from Columbia, Maryland
We went today for lunch after seeing great reviews. We started with the mussels-they were fishy and tasted rotten. I had the crab stuff shrimp-the crab stuffing was all filler and the few bits of crab that were there was straight from a can. It also only had 4 tiny shrimp. My husband had the tuna and steak-the steak was dry and chewy (though he ordered it medium rare) and the tuna was frozen. The service was also bad, it wasn't very busy but the waitress was hard to find for refills-the table next to us actually walked out after waiting 20min without service. Not worth the money!
A Quick Lunch on the way home from Ocean City, MD
Sep 29, 2014 by: grammy903 from Baltimore, MD
I wanted a quick lunch on the way home from Ocean City, MD and I'd heard of Annie's but never stopped. Am I glad I did!! I ordered Cream of Crab Soup and a Cobb Salad. The waiter brought my soup and a small carafe of Sherry, explaining that the soup had the sherry baked into it but in the event I wanted more.....! He brought out a bread basket and gave me a choice of three breads - I chose ciabatta which was served with oil and herbs. The soup was excellent and I did add a little more sherry - because I could!! By the time I was nearly finished the bread and soup, I asked the waiter if he'd put in my order for the salad because I was already full. He said it was not a problem and cancelled it from my order. Excellent experience all around. Next time, I'll plan to have their buffet or go when I can sit down and enjoy a full meal.
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